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Age of Wonders 1 Review | 800x600® Edition™

  • Published on Nov 23, 2022
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  • Draph Enjoyer
    Draph Enjoyer 2 months ago +13542

    I'm certain this man is responsible for 90% of GoG's yearly revenue

    • Gunsbeerfreedom87
      Gunsbeerfreedom87 Month ago

      Ross Scott does his part too

    • Sk0lzky
      Sk0lzky Month ago

      @redmanticore afaik gog doesn't do sponsorships, the affiliate deals these two get are amazing already

    • Yeezet
      Yeezet Month ago

      I've genuinely started using gog as my main games marketplace because of Sseth and mandalore

    • Denis Denisov
      Denis Denisov Month ago

      I didnt find video of "We are build different in Congo", unfortunately)
      But as soon as I started typing the first part of the phrase, X-vid immediately offered me a finished result - which means that besides me many people left this request)))

    • Fortune
      Fortune Month ago

      @ncrvako Mandalore is just Sseth on his meds.

  • 1337m4n
    1337m4n 2 months ago +3180

    My man straight up just dedicated his entire sponsorship segment to explaining why the argument "it's not a constitutional rights violation if a private company does it" is a fallacy. Mad props.

    • GAY_WEED_DAD_69
      GAY_WEED_DAD_69 6 days ago

      @A Very Sexually Deviant Orange The amount of people who have no idea how VPN's work here is astounding
      Then again - i actually worked for NordVPN, so i have an unfair insight into how it works. We couldn't have accessed your info even if we wanted to, because the servers where the info is stored are on some shit knows autonomous island in the carribean while we're in Northern Europe.

    • GAY_WEED_DAD_69
      GAY_WEED_DAD_69 6 days ago +1

      @vibez I worked for NordVPN
      It's not that they choose not to keep logs, it's that it's impossible to keep logs due to how a VPN works.
      The data itself automatically deletes after a while, and the servers are found in countries such as Indonessia, or some weird island autonomous nation that the US has no jurisdiction over and doesn't have any laws over keeping documents
      So no, they couldn't keep your info even if they wanted to, because it's a pain.
      The VPN only gives you an interface to the servers, not the actual contents of the servers themselves.

    • BlueTemplar En Taro Brian!
      BlueTemplar En Taro Brian! 25 days ago +1

      @Zep Hyr There's also tOR : the Onion Router, but it's slow and still probably vulnerable to the US intelligence agencies (though they probably wouldn't use their capabilities to track small fry, since that's likely expensive).

    • _Hedura_
      _Hedura_ Month ago

      dude sold me

    • A Very Sexually Deviant Orange
      A Very Sexually Deviant Orange Month ago +2

      @Tess O. I cant remember which one, but one of the vpn servers got broken into and the intruder got nothing out of it since they didnt store any data on their servers. Im assuming that company only stores things for very short term, which is about as good as you can get.

  • Mysteri
    Mysteri 2 months ago +1540

    tells us to skip spoilers, has a little chat and then starts the spoilers on the time you skip to absolutely brilliant.

    • MrWooaa
      MrWooaa Month ago +51

      The dark side of Mandolore

    • GabrielOnuris
      GabrielOnuris 2 months ago +55

      It was indeed on another level.

    • zZOdysseus Zz
      zZOdysseus Zz 2 months ago +81

      I laughed very hard at this

  • Vilius Benetis
    Vilius Benetis Month ago +339

    Now that is a sponsor plug - Sseth is an absolute artist

    • Compliant Pleb
      Compliant Pleb Month ago +14

      Redpilling his base while profiting. Brilliant.

  • Matthew Ostrow
    Matthew Ostrow 2 months ago +196

    what a blast of nostalgia. i remember trying to play this game at like 6 years old and just getting bodied over and over. but cool sprite art and booba kept me coming back

    • Norman chiu
      Norman chiu Month ago +11

      Lol I lost so damn much when I was a kid. Honestly I just kept playing because I loved reading all the lore that each unit had. Even the units that get flattened by a gentle breeze had some great lore.

  • Em Branco
    Em Branco 2 months ago +3261

    Sseth really is the kind of person who will convince companies that the mention of a crack pipe in a sponsorship is absolutely necessary.

    • Anonymous Annoying Mouse
      Anonymous Annoying Mouse Month ago

      @Denis Denisov pesticides is my go to

    • Denis Denisov
      Denis Denisov Month ago


    • Denis Denisov
      Denis Denisov Month ago

      @Anonymous Annoying Mouse "the time i almost overdosed"
      Cheeba chew? Chrispy threats :?

    • Cheeki Breeki
      Cheeki Breeki 2 months ago

      @Gray Man years of dealing with the merchants guild

    • Masterix
      Masterix 2 months ago +1

      @doublepinger no. but being able to get one more descretly is not a bad perk :p

  • Regular Person
    Regular Person Month ago +333

    Dwarf Fortress steam version released with huge changes. Petition for Sseth to make a new video with more stories.

    • Regular Person
      Regular Person 19 days ago

      @MarkyT92 does the medic have cookies at least?

    • Regular Person
      Regular Person 19 days ago

      @MarkyT92 grab some cookies bro. You need it.

    • Regular Person
      Regular Person 19 days ago +1

      @MarkyT92 I once made a comment asking if he could do a total annihilation kingdoms review and he did it. He is a cool guy.
      This is just a suggestion. I can only make prayers and hope that the chaos god of change will listen.

    • Finnian Mckee
      Finnian Mckee 22 days ago +1

      @mfw i lose in touhou boss fights Not so far as I've seen. I believe Tarn did say it's high on the to-do list, behind maybe a couple other things. So don't expect any sooner than 3-4 months. Hopefully it'll be sooner, I'm excited for it.

    • mfw i lose in touhou boss fights
      mfw i lose in touhou boss fights 23 days ago +1

      @Finnian Mckee any date on that?
      I'm waiting for that to buy the game

  • Corey A
    Corey A Month ago +36

    This is one of my favorite games of all time. There are so many way to break the game and you showed me a few more I didn't know. 100% agree the best unit is the Giant but you skipped over the best tier 1 unit: The Elephant. More HP and damage than pretty much any other t1 unit and can also break walls. So good.

  • SideVermin 93
    SideVermin 93 Month ago +70

    "The same guys who made Overlord"
    The fact that other people remember my favourite chdhood game and even Sseth knows about it just fills me with joy

  • Dallarian
    Dallarian 2 months ago +104

    Update after 8 days of playing the game since the Windows 10 patch.
    I've chosen perhaps sligthly too high difficulty for our skill, so me and my brothers are having time of our live trying to survive endless waves of enemies and level 20 heroes. Its amazing.

    • Milky PRIME
      Milky PRIME 21 day ago +1

      @Dallarian it's all fun and games till daddy joins the frey

    • Dallarian
      Dallarian 21 day ago +1

      We have finished the first playthrough and have had no wizard, only warriors. However, now we have added our dad to the party and I am playing as Lizardman wizard/shaman, it's lots of fun ^^
      @Milky PRIME

    • Milky PRIME
      Milky PRIME 21 day ago

      Do you have a wizard in your party

    • zZOdysseus Zz
      zZOdysseus Zz 2 months ago +4

      I remember doing something similar to this with my brothers on halo 3

    UGLYMEAT 2 months ago +1997

    Props to Sseth for making sponsored segments genuinely entertaining and enlightening

    • Fabian Valenzuela
      Fabian Valenzuela 29 days ago

      @Bonfist hi, could you explain that in more detail?
      How would that work in Chile, for example?

    • Fragenzeichenplatte
      Fragenzeichenplatte 2 months ago +3

      @Bonfist How can you have more of your data sold in other countries than in the US?

    • Arthur Augustyn
      Arthur Augustyn 2 months ago +2

      Still not certain if it was an actual ad or an elaborate joke.

    • KB
      KB 2 months ago

      Turn to Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is God who died for our sins and God raised Him from the dead on the 3rd day. He loves us more than anyone. He created us and loves us. Call upon His name! Heaven and Hell are real places. We need to repent and turn to Him. We have all sinned against God. Pray and seek Him. Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the righteous One who loves us. The Kingdom of God is at hand.
      “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” Acts 2:38-39 KJV
      “From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 4:17 KJV
      “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6 KJV
      “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” John 3:36 KJV
      “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Matthew 6:14-15 KJV
      “And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” Luke 11:9-13 KJV
      “And he spake this parable unto them, saying, What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.” Luke 15:3-7 KJV
      “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” Hebrew 9:27-28 KJV
      “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.” John 6:35-40 KJV
      “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:28-31 KJV
      “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 10:32-33 KJV
      “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
      Romans 10:9-13 KJV
      “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” John 3:5-6 KJV
      “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.” Colossians 1:13-20 KJV
      “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
      2 Philippians 2:4-11 KJV
      “But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” John 20:24-31 KJV

    • Meander
      Meander 2 months ago +1

      @larry p If the advertisement was entertaining, then you shouldn't rly be pissed about it

  • billywatkins230
    billywatkins230 2 months ago +93

    You can fix the inverted pixels you get from alt tabbing if you change the resolution, then change it back. It will reset the graphics.

    • Kornstalx
      Kornstalx 2 months ago +17

      Also about the resolution: If you create a CUSTOM resolution in your driver for 1024x600, you can play the game in 16:9 without stretching and still have the 800x600 pixel density. AoW is a window-blinds style game, and by using 1024x600 it just enlarges the UI space without any wonkiness. Basically it's free real estate.

  • Dantprime
    Dantprime 2 months ago +86

    SSeth's VPN sponsorship ad he did is hands-down the best VPN ad I've ever gotten. Legit I'm thinking about buying a VPN for once and knowing that expressVPN set up their system so you CAN'T keep records even if you want to is honestly making me think I might get their VPN.

    • hapy mine
      hapy mine 23 days ago

      Vpns can be good bit even if they claim a no logs policy Intel that gets Actually tested I don't trust it.

    • Sailor of the Soul
      Sailor of the Soul Month ago

      Total trash tho - do your research and get something legit. Not a bunch of the same products owned by the same company with different names. Glad he got some shekels tho lol

    • TheWallachianBard
      TheWallachianBard Month ago +1

      Same ! The Merchants Guild definitely taught him a thing or two about selling

    • Dionysus
      Dionysus Month ago +8

      I'm right next to you, even more after getting my second letter from my internet provider that "pirate bay bad"

  • Maverick
    Maverick 2 months ago +23

    Played this game competitively for a long time and was easily one of the best strategy games ever made. It was very fun with multiplayer also. AOW2 and AOW3 are not even close to how good AoW1 was due to random generated maps which imo killed the franchise.

    • Maverick
      Maverick 2 months ago

      @Following the Roe It really depends on the game. I found having linear maps in a chaotic game like AoW worked very well for multiplayer. In AoW 2, random generated maps made the games longer, more chaotic and disorientating. I remember spending so much time just sending scouts on solo missions everywhere and it became tedious and dull. I still put well over 1000 hours in AoW2. I agree that AoW1 maps were amazing.

    • Following the Roe
      Following the Roe 2 months ago +1

      I personally love random map generation, if we are talking about strategy games in general, they made Age of Empires very fresh and interesting to play. In recent times you have the Illwinter strategy games which also make lean into the randomness turning into a chaotic crazy fun experience.
      But AoW 1 had the best hand-crafted maps in strategy game history :)

    • Maverick
      Maverick 2 months ago +4

      @Pata Toth Dominate was banned due to being too powerful I remember that. Lifesteal was definitely a top pick. I think it was also heavily influenced by which faction you were playing also. Last time I played this game was 17 or 20 years ago it feels like.

    • Pata Toth
      Pata Toth 2 months ago +1

      what was the meta for leader abilitys? i´m curious. i always took regeneration a stunlock attack and put the rest in defense

  • Lathis99
    Lathis99 2 months ago +38

    I would really like to see Sseth playing ,,songs of syx "in my opinion the game doesn't get the attention it should and it's a very ambitious project that is still in development

  • arnab digar
    arnab digar Month ago +10

    23 year old games are actually good being functional and in terms of content , i do understand the graphical glitches on these games if you alt tab as they used to run on direct x 6 and early version of dx9 and with 256k colour coding which is not compatible with current gpu cards. I remember facing the same issue for my OG age of empires copy, Glad they made a remastered version

  • Akaritomi
    Akaritomi 2 months ago +342

    That express VPN add was too real and relatable. I'm referring to the part of the IRS ruining your life (even momentarily), realizing they screwed up and targeted you wrongfully then just saying oops while telling you how YOU can fix THEIR mistake while actively making it next to impossible to do so.

    • Donald N
      Donald N 2 months ago +1

      I've had family members absolutely FUCKED by this.
      U.S goverment is infallible.

    • JenkemSuperfan
      JenkemSuperfan 2 months ago +37

      Then they "randomly" audit you again after admitting their mistakes

    • Fragenzeichenplatte
      Fragenzeichenplatte 2 months ago +3

      The IRS is intentionally underfunded and discouraged from going after the big guys so that everyone think the IRS is the problem and not the people who made this institution weak. Same for postal services - slowly make its quality worse so people think government-owned institutions are the problem.

    • Colby
      Colby 2 months ago +4

      Yeah. They fuck you over and instead of fixing it or compensating you for your lost time and duress of having to live with no money for some time, they just fuck back off to their ivory towers and leave you to clean up their mess.

  • S T
    S T Month ago +10

    age of wonders is great, but AoW planetfall is also absolutely fantastic.

  • Billy The diK
    Billy The diK Month ago +3

    I remember playing this actually in proper widescreen once. Might have even been in the game's own settings.

  • JacquopoVimes
    JacquopoVimes 2 months ago +8444

    Glad to see Sseth is back to his appropriate era of gaming

    • DoctorDoomsPvP
      DoctorDoomsPvP Month ago

      I wish he would stop doing the turn based fantasy games like might and magic. He's done far too many of them.

    • gerogerigegege
      gerogerigegege Month ago

      @LMGunslinger I feel you

    • SlavicGold
      SlavicGold Month ago

      the fucking Elizabethan era of gaming 😂

    • Filip Bitala
      Filip Bitala 2 months ago

      @horriblepancakehe still hadnt reviewed any of the crafts of war

    • ʷ̏̾
      ʷ̏̾ 2 months ago

      Finally a review that both me and my grandpa can enjoy :D

  • John-Henry Holden
    John-Henry Holden Month ago +25

    It's well outside Sseth's era of gaming, but I think he'd really like Planetary Annihilation: Titans. Teleporting 300 tuk tuks carrying nuclear bombs directly into the enemy base or throwing an entire planet at them seems right up his alley.

    • BlueTemplar En Taro Brian!
      BlueTemplar En Taro Brian! 25 days ago

      And they are both a spiritual successor to Total Annihilation, the modding scene of which has expanded to the point of making a separate 3D graphic engine : Spring, and still releasing free and open source RTS like Zero-K (more into micro and a wide variety of units) or BAR (sticking closer to TA). (I have a bunch of gathered videos in a playlist on my channel.)

    • Khotetsu
      Khotetsu 26 days ago +1

      The games that Planetary Annihilation is a spiritual successor to - Supreme Commander and Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance feel like they'd be right up his alley. Some of the most beloved RTS games to ever be created, released in 2007, and they play basically the same as Planetary Annihilation except they're played out on a Command and Conquer style map instead of across multiple planets.
      Besides being able to bombard your opponent with enough nukes to send several planets back to the stone age in one go, my favorite super weapons are the full auto, 12 barreled artillery cannon that can shoot across the map and the invincible orbital laser cannon that can snipe the enemy commander at any time you want and can only be killed if the enemy manages to storm your base and destroy the building controlling it, with a runner up shoutout to the land aircraft carrier that acts as a unit factory and battleship with a dome shield that protects nearby units around it all at the same time.

  • Protosszergling
    Protosszergling 2 months ago +102

    The fact that Sseth managed to turn ships into nearly-invincible flying battle-cruisers proves that he is a brilliant strategist.

    • Haunted
      Haunted Month ago

      He is a 105 IQ galaxy brain savant after all.

    • Nicholas Fleck
      Nicholas Fleck 2 months ago +6

      this strat has been banned from multiplayer for many many years, but new strats are still made all the time lol.

    • Rhysman30
      Rhysman30 2 months ago +6

      I played AoW for literal years. I have never in any of my time playing it thought to do that.

  • EquesTofu
    EquesTofu 2 months ago +4

    Those glitched graphics can either be fixed by running it in compatibility mode, or using a dumbed down graphic system like intel integrated graphics I believe. Should be because the game is too old... has similar issues on pre-2000 games before everything uses graphic cards

  • Martín Yáñez
    Martín Yáñez 2 months ago +7

    Watching this high right now made my night. Always does. I had almost forgotten about Sseth by now, not because he "never uploads" but because ECT is a bitch. I was pretty upset about the 4:3 resolution stretched to 16:9, "LMAO ASPECT RATIO", I mean yeah I hate that but I also completely lost it. Buying this game on GOG right now. I was originally going to try out the "Technically illegal but no one does anything about it in this country" version, but $1.90 is a sum I can manage, since my monthly salary is like ten times that. Anyway...

  • JuliusandAngelo.co.
    JuliusandAngelo.co. 2 months ago +1023

    Honestly the balls on ExpressVPN to let Sseth be this brutally truthful on an ad is commendable. Remember when VPNs used to only advertise that you can watch unblocked Netflix in any country or shit like that without daring to mention anything remotely dubious?

    • TheInsomniaddict
      TheInsomniaddict 2 months ago

      @tregs True, although you are still providing your information to the cloud hosting company in most cases unless you're running it through an Ether-based business or something, even then I think you'd have to worry about having the transactions traced back to you? Agreed though it'd be better.

    • tregs
      tregs 2 months ago

      @Colby I understand how RAMdisks work, I work in devops… Have you performed audits on their infrastructure and confirmed they are storing data strictly on RAMdisks? I’m not sure why you’re even defending these VPN companies considering they’ve already been caught numerous times selling data. The thought that they ONLY store data on RAMdisks is extremely unlikely to me considering how profitable the business is of selling data. Trust them if you want.

    • tregs
      tregs 2 months ago

      @TheInsomniaddict both would work. Disabling logging and having control over your VPN in a private network sure beats trusting your VPN needs with a 3rd party. Although AWS would technically have access to your instance and would shut you down if you violated their TOS. Better, more anonymous cloud hosting out there.

    • TheInsomniaddict
      TheInsomniaddict 2 months ago

      @tregs What exactly would that do? You're referring to Colo/AWS?

    • TheInsomniaddict
      TheInsomniaddict 2 months ago

      @captaine flow chapka For the record, I have no idea what you're referring to. Thank you.

  • Old Bag
    Old Bag 2 months ago

    Thanks for all the great videos and thanks for the free 3 months with Expressvpn!

  • NPC 3.14
    NPC 3.14 Month ago +5

    Been a big fan of this franchise for years! You can also plan this game on LAN but who does that anymore

    • NPC 3.14
      NPC 3.14 24 days ago +1

      @BlueTemplar En Taro Brian! some people think cucumbers taste better pickled

    • BlueTemplar En Taro Brian!
      BlueTemplar En Taro Brian! 25 days ago

      Someone that can convince friends ? Arguably easier to do with shorter games like Unreal Tournament 2004 than a multi-hours 4x game...

  • Tinkle Me 4 [S]E.X
    Tinkle Me 4 [S]E.X 2 months ago +53

    For the graphic glitch, try opening the resolution setting screen on windows. You don't have to do anything there, just open the window. It worked for the old version of Age of Empires II

  • OrdinaryDemon
    OrdinaryDemon Month ago

    15:00 Huh, I guess you might have gotten the impression, that Halflings are bad?
    Well, their higher tier units are certainly shit, but because they get their Cavalry unit at level 1, they can easily amass huge armies of pony riders, that trample any opposing force.

  • Alfredo Gomez
    Alfredo Gomez Month ago +4

    I like this so much, i don't even play the genre. This guy is awesome.

  • Zavia
    Zavia 2 months ago +54

    I got the official strategy guide for age of wonders from a random bookstore while on vacation when I was like 8, it went through every unit from every race and talked about their unique strengths, I think it also had a campaign walkthrough. I read it cover to cover twice on that trip then bought age of wonders on my mom's computer when I got home. I think I still have it around here somewhere

    • Markus H
      Markus H 14 days ago

      I grew up with this game too. Reminds me of my time with my brothers. Hope the time machine is going to be invented before I die.

    • Storiaron
      Storiaron Month ago +10

      Reading the little strategy guide and tutorial before ever touching the actual game

  • Nijuni Kuro
    Nijuni Kuro 2 months ago +72

    I think Raze option is supposed to be used when attacking enemy territory, so you can destroy their buildings you might not be able to keep while leaving neutral raiders to wreck havoc on enemy lands. It's best used with Undead along with Animate Ruins. Still, I prefer to either Migrate or Loot with other races instead.
    As amazing as Wraiths are, they're *not* subceptible only to priests and "exorcism". A simple Enchant Weapon spell is all you need to kill them, as they're vulnerable to magic attacks. They're still quite abusable, tho.
    Wind Walking spell isn't the only way to get Galleons that can move on land. You can also use Free Movement earth spell for it (which you can research earlier and iirc its upkeep is far lower).
    Lightning Strike and Cold Strike were overpowered in original release version and got nerfed with patches. They're still powerful, tho, but I'd suggest taking Cold Strike over Lightning Strike in patched version, as LS only stuns for 1 turn, while CS freezes for 2.
    "Dominator" is my personal favorite build in AOW1. I used it in one of my campaign playthroughs and maxed out my Defense on 1st map, using Stone Skin and Bless spells. I'd also recommend trying out ranged builds, like Poison Darts with Marksmanship IV (Archery's your worst ranged option, imo).
    There are actually 3 different endings to both campaigns, not just the 4 endings you mentioned.
    "Shadow Magic" is actually a 'standalone expansion', meaning it's a separate game and doesn't require you to own "Wizard's Throne".
    I'm not really a fan of AoW2, tbh. It removed leader leveling, so the best thing to do with your leader is to just have it sit in a Wizard Tower while your heroes and units do all the work. :( Thankfully, AoW3 brought leader leveling back and is *much* better for it.

  • Helbrassen
    Helbrassen Month ago +5

    I love that Chris Chan is one of your inmates in the prison example.

  • Affan Alam
    Affan Alam 2 months ago +1833

    Congrats Sseth you've now become one of the few youtubers whose sponsored segments I don't skip.

    • Five corners
      Five corners 2 months ago +1

      @John Maksymkiw get revanced

    • John Maksymkiw
      John Maksymkiw 2 months ago

      @Test thankyou for this I just got vanced a week ago you sir are a man of culture and a scholar!

    • Josias Lourenço
      Josias Lourenço 2 months ago

      12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
      3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
      James 2:24,26
      Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

    • Test
      Test 2 months ago +3

      @John Maksymkiw do you realized you can simply disable sponsorblock feature in setting instead of using regular X-vid? Lmfao

    • Scott J.
      Scott J. 2 months ago

      Actually same, him and the historiam

  • Verrux Lunox
    Verrux Lunox Month ago +1

    finally, madness ended and some good shit dropped again
    just like the good old days
    thank you kindly, Sseth

  • Thee Lodge ov Keku
    Thee Lodge ov Keku Month ago +2

    Loved the look of this game back in the day but it proved too much for my corn-addled brain. Ended up trading it in for the shortbus version (Warlords Battlecry).

  • Auzril
    Auzril 2 months ago +90

    When I was maybe around 10, I was primarily playing game demos from CDs that came with my dad's subscriptions for PC magazines, and Age of Wonders was one of my absolute favorites; I probably played at least 500 hours of that one demo scenario, the orcs being my favorite race due to the not at all broken orc warlord... I miss those times.

    • Auzril
      Auzril 2 months ago +3

      @You done goofed Nostalgia at its best, too bad none of my friends are into AoW, as I've sadly grown tired of enjoying it solo as the AI becomes too predictable, especially as an adult...

    • You done goofed
      You done goofed 2 months ago +3

      Oh man, I probably spent more time playing the Age of Wonders II demo than most other games I've played. The music and atmosphere captivated me as a kid, just thinking back on that feels amazing.

  • Мартин Христов

    There is a possibility that I would die of laughter if you review ANYTHING from Warhammer 40k universe. Sooooo...please do that.

  • Nomad V
    Nomad V 2 months ago +1653

    I like all your vids but this really felt like those classic Sseth vids from years ago. It’s always great when you cover those 20+ year old games from your childhood

    • Lucas
      Lucas 2 months ago

      What do you mean by childhood? Didn't he lurk in the bushes among the Viet Cong during America's quest for world domination which started with their declaration of war the year 1965 that proceeded until 1975 when the communist forces seized control of South Vietnam where thereafter the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year?

    • TehRik 00
      TehRik 00 2 months ago +1

      @Langton Industries Sensitive much aren't we? You literally got offended over thin air, brainless moron.

    • Langton Industries
      Langton Industries 2 months ago

      @TehRik 00 yes zoomer. Repeat what I said in a expanded and pointless way

    • Josias Lourenço
      Josias Lourenço 2 months ago

      12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
      3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
      James 2:24,26
      Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

    • A. H.
      A. H. 2 months ago +8

      @Ricky Rahma Still waiting for that Sengoku Rance review.

  • NewNoobie
    NewNoobie Month ago +2

    I thought i had forgotten about that glass jar incident, thank you for bringing the time traumatic memory back

  • Cursory Integration
    Cursory Integration 2 months ago +97

    Yooo I can't believe somebody finally covered this. I have so many memories of making chains of air galleys to transport units across XL maps in one turn, my friend's lv. 50 leader making a visible path through my minimap as he razed everything, and editing the unencrypted sound effects into stupid nonsense (when they weren't already funnier than anything I'd make anyway like the punch of charm). The game's a masterpiece, thank you so much.

  • Crusader King
    Crusader King Month ago +7

    19:12 man the music really hits here. such an amazing ost

  • Outis Media
    Outis Media Month ago +5

    I spat out my drink at the "Elvish edgelords on Discord making little dark-age edits" bit.

  • CalciumGoodness
    CalciumGoodness Month ago +6

    Dude "i knew that being gay would be an uphill battle" has to be the most underrated line of this video

  • Minh Duc Nguyen
    Minh Duc Nguyen 2 months ago +14

    "Harry Potter and the Yugoslavic war tribunal" SSeth always asks the questions that I didn't know I wanted the answers.

    • Milky PRIME
      Milky PRIME 21 day ago

      That's why I keep coming back to his videos like a moth drawn to a flame

  • Crushing It
    Crushing It Month ago

    I know people are gushing about AoW 3 but I feel that AoW 2 and 1 just had so much more charm and elegance of 2d form.

  • DezzyDayy
    DezzyDayy 2 months ago +73

    The expansion to the sequel to this game, Age of Wonders II: Shadow Magic, is a absolute masterpiece and i really hope Sseth would do a video of it one day.

    • Firdaus FDZLH
      Firdaus FDZLH 2 months ago +3

      @Johnny Natrium It's just some bot reposting the comment. Don't reply or like its comment anymore

    • Johnny Natrium
      Johnny Natrium 2 months ago

      What? That game is called Age of Wonders -Shadow Magic (without the "2") and is not an expansion, but the sequel to the second game.

  • Cronch-E 64
    Cronch-E 64 2 months ago +1645

    SsethTzeentach: The only person besides Internet Historian who can make his sponsorships just as entertaining as the rest of the video.

    • that aint falco
      that aint falco 2 months ago +3

      @HE’S coming soon you got something mixed up bro. DOOMSDAY is the day we commemorate our brother and top tier MC, MF DOOM.

    • HE’S coming soon
      HE’S coming soon 2 months ago

      Hey 👋. Doomsday is on the horizon. «So the one who conquers the world is the person who believes that Jesus is the Son of God». «Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them».

    • Krotas
      Krotas 2 months ago

      Sam Riegel does insane comedy skits for sponsorships in Critical Role D&D episodes. Sometimes I just watch compilations of them for good laughs.

    • that aint falco
      that aint falco 2 months ago +1

      @Josias Lourenço foh with that bullshit lmao

    • Josias Lourenço
      Josias Lourenço 2 months ago +1

      12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
      3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
      James 2:24,26
      Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

  • Rick
    Rick Month ago +6

    "I forgot the point I was trying to make.
    Let's procede."
    Those two sentences sum up this entire wonderful channel.

  • arnab digar
    arnab digar Month ago +7

    F for those who were on headphones at 12:36 🤣 as usual another masterpiece from sseth , now i gotta buy this game for myself or atleast "try it" 🤣

    • Dangerbone
      Dangerbone Month ago

      ​@Madafcer Kamikaze Special Attack Corps Song

    • Madafcer
      Madafcer Month ago

      Song name xd

  • TomDaGamer
    TomDaGamer 2 months ago +37

    Most based AD break ever, now i trust ExpressVPN more than anyone else.

  • Omokoii
    Omokoii Month ago

    I found a workaround for that graphics glitch that show up after alt-tabbing. Too bad that I can't remember exactly how and don't have the game installed at the moment to try. It might have been to alt-enter twice to go to windowed mode and back.

  • Dexter Giesbrecht
    Dexter Giesbrecht 2 months ago +19

    This review unlocked a core memory for me. I had one of those demo discs as a kid, and this was one of the games on it. I could never remember what the game was, however, and could only remember the general idea. I even own age of wonders 3 didn't even realize it was the first.
    Thanks Sseth.

  • ClamJamison
    ClamJamison Month ago +1

    Nearly choked and died at the Braap cloud bit.

  • Master's Apprentice
    Master's Apprentice 2 months ago +17

    dude, AoW 1 gave me so many good memories. Playing alone for hours without even noticing the sunrise, its amazing. I feel that modern 4x arent just like that, I'm not saying that those games are bad, but AoW 1 had so many things in a very simple gameplay without a lot of geopolytical-eco-geography bullshit. Game it's simple, if you pick Lizards, rush flood, pick Orcs, enchant weapon and mass orc soldiers, and the builds are just as simple as that. Definetly, one of the best RTS games I've ever played.
    (Shadow Magic is pretty cool too)

  • Joey Obee
    Joey Obee 2 months ago +13

    Holy moly - thank you! I remember getting a demo of this as a kid, and never understanding what was going on, but found the images to be unreal, and burned into my memory. Have been trying to remember the name of it for literally decades - thank you so much!

  • Rudipu
    Rudipu 2 months ago +823

    I love how he tells you to go to 18:23 to avoid spoilers which is also coincidentally the precise time he begins to spoil the story.

    • Bakedcrystal
      Bakedcrystal 2 months ago

      @Torbiq I didn’t notice it until I read this comment

    • Josias Lourenço
      Josias Lourenço 2 months ago

      12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
      3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
      James 2:24,26
      Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

    • The The
      The The 2 months ago +21

      @Torbiq You know that is not how this meme works, right? You wouldn't catch that unless you actually tried to skip.

    • Torbiq
      Torbiq 2 months ago +39

      can't believe we watched the same video

    • Firdaus FDZLH
      Firdaus FDZLH 2 months ago +77

      The African warlord knows

  • Dionysus
    Dionysus Month ago

    I got my second cease and desist for simply watching movies on my computer - so that express VPN feelin' like I want it

  • chaplain900
    chaplain900 2 months ago +11

    The Age of Wonders series is a true gem, unjustly underrated.
    Thanks for the great review!

  • João Otávio Portugal Botelho

    This ad fucked me over. This man just brought a personal trauma inducing the fact that my online behavior is as dubious as his so I am, too, on the line of fire. Brilliant shit

  • openarmedbandit
    openarmedbandit 2 months ago +9

    Big fan of AoW3, was always curious about the older entries and this is a great introduction. AoW3 is the best, most involved strategy game I've witnessed. Of the one ancient thread I found that compared 4x games, those who played it, agreed. It's kind of a hidden gem that's hiding in plain sight. I love HoMM and Xcom and Civ in their own right, but it's a whole different beast. I've long been interested in watching people play this game at the highest level, and made a few jumps each time blowing my mind how this person is so much better at the game than the previous. I love Black Arrow Gaming's channel, which wasn't my final stop in the power hierarchy, but he's quite incredible, and every video has tons of wall of text comments discussing how to improve his play even more. I am truly passionate about AoW and thank you for reading.

  • Vespene Gas
    Vespene Gas 2 months ago +6

    1:10 "Recruit more pimps, more pushers" flashback time...

  • Pluto_is_not_a_planet

    cant' wait for Seth to redo dwarf fortress review since its finally on steam

  • Psycho H
    Psycho H Month ago

    Now i just wait for sseth to actually cover geneforge

  • Isaac Kane
    Isaac Kane 2 months ago +3

    To be fair to the edgelord elves, responding to an attack by another group with overwhelming violence is a legitimate course to take. Just look at human history.
    Japan attacked our boats with their dakimakuras, so we introduced the Fallout series to their cities. And like any Bethesda game, it caused the occupants to no-clip out of existence. And in response, they attacked our youth with the most insidious weapon of all, anime girls. Causing our warm-blooded males to lose all sense at the sight of 2D perfection, while the betas that were left took to twitter to screech about how impure it is that this girl, who doesn't exist, shows her tummy.

  • Peter Diaz
    Peter Diaz 2 months ago +647

    Sseth is truly the Diogenes of the game reviewer community

    • Bobbertson Larz
      Bobbertson Larz 2 months ago +1

      @WordoftheElderGods I would pay to see that.

    • Bobbertson Larz
      Bobbertson Larz 2 months ago +2

      Absolutely based.

    • Christer Jakobsen
      Christer Jakobsen 2 months ago +9


    • Josias Lourenço
      Josias Lourenço 2 months ago +2

      12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
      3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
      James 2:24,26
      Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

    • Tuco Benedicto
      Tuco Benedicto 2 months ago

      An unwashed senile bum who drops some harsh truth bombs in-between public defecations?

  • ShootingStar
    ShootingStar 2 months ago

    17:56 Oh Lord, I can't believe he went there! 😱

  • Михаил Полуянов

    I like the whole series of games. The first one works great so far. By the way, each campaign has three development options, not two. Many reviewers forget about it :)

  • Harlan Wade
    Harlan Wade 2 months ago +10

    Sseth, the man, the legend, who can turn VPN shilling into some kind of manifesto

  • 💗Baty- g0 TO M-Y СНаnnel livе N0W!

    This may be my favorite episode yet.
    It must truly be a gift to be blessed by the gods, to be able to have SSeth as a friend IRL, who you can explore the weird parts of the internet with.

  • Jabool
    Jabool 2 months ago

    Best VPN ad i've ever seen, well done sir

  • Insanely Sick
    Insanely Sick Month ago

    I might actually buy Express VPN after watching this.

  • Henry Nye
    Henry Nye 2 months ago +4

    These videos have been awesome for a long time, but somehow I feel like they're recently getting even a little bit better than before.
    Pretty cool

  • Lagaan 101
    Lagaan 101 Month ago

    idk if anyone has said it yet but SsethTzeentach is the GOAT .

  • Ricksticks
    Ricksticks 2 months ago +1

    Age of Wonders was an amazing game! One of my favorite things about it was it let me and my friends play multiplayer on 1 PC as it was turn based. I also think 800x600 resolution looks best for this game even though it supports 1080p these days. Thanks for the great video Sseth!

  • 🍑Mу iD 4178 - TаP Me t0 have seX With МЕ!🍑

    Yooo I can't believe somebody finally covered this. I have so many memories of making chains of air galleys to transport units across XL maps in one turn, my friend's lv. 50 leader making a visible path through my minimap as he razed everything, and editing the unencrypted sound effects into stupid nonsense (when they weren't already funnier than anything I'd make anyway like the punch of charm). The game's a masterpiece, thank you so much.

  • hargs sgrah
    hargs sgrah 2 months ago +3

    love this game, it's so fun when your high level hero devastates enemy armies, and when that one human airship you have does the same 8D.

  • Try This
    Try This Month ago

    such a creative game lmao

  • Lewd Jiggle
    Lewd Jiggle 2 months ago +278

    The best part of getting a new Sseth video isn't the video itself, it's the reassurance that he's still alive.

    • EmperorSigismund
      EmperorSigismund 2 months ago

      The Congo is a dangerous place after all.

    • dalasthesalad
      dalasthesalad 2 months ago +4

      Or an AI trained to go through a list of old games to make videos of

  • Mads Andersen
    Mads Andersen Month ago

    4:16 if you want to hear Sseth’s voice crack

  • Stranger Jack
    Stranger Jack Month ago

    I click the link in hopes of helping seth meet quotas if needed

  • DefaultFlame
    DefaultFlame 2 months ago +14

    Oooo, I love Age of Wonders. Damn was it amazing when it came out, and I still play it on and off every now and then, just like Fallout, Fallout 2, Diablo, Diablo 2, Starcraft, GTA 2, and all the other classics.
    Life steal, dominate, extra attack, first strike, as high defence as you can get and high attack will turn your hero into an unkillable monster, especially if you use quick combat. They can't be hit, heal with every strike, and have a chance to dominate any unit struck. I've won entire games never bothering with building armies, just running around, dominating and summoning.
    Nothing quite sours the enemy's day like flipping an impending 2:1 battle the other way with a bunch of summons and dominating their units, the ones you don't just smack into oblivion by accident.
    Heh, reminds me of when I played a sorcerer with 18(26) strength and spent my one proficiency so I could swing around a greatsword in the Temple of Elemental Evil pc game.

    • Rhysman30
      Rhysman30 2 months ago

      I thought I was so clever grabbing Dominate in my lan matches with friends. Turns out my friends were just stupid and I'm not that smart. :(

  • Sefyra Velvetpaw
    Sefyra Velvetpaw 2 months ago

    Damn, that was the best advertisement for a VPN I've seen yet.

  • Micheal Morris
    Micheal Morris 2 months ago +1

    Loved that game. I’m not even sure how many times I’ve played through, or just did massive scenarios.

  • 💝Ariel- G0 t0 my Ch@nnel LIVE -NOW-

    Dominating a Sea Serpent, loading it into an air galley then bricking my entire savegame by going into tactical combat with them is one of my favorite memories. Also in the same vein, going into tactical combat on water with all my units loaded into a boat just to see everything but the boats instantly drown, 10/10.

  • Ace5004
    Ace5004 2 months ago +12

    The Low Tier God alignment chart was, ironically, a top tier joke.

  • LegacyCrono
    LegacyCrono 2 months ago +538

    Seeth is a mad man, he got them to make a special AoW bundle just for him AND he also made available a fix for a game glitch. Truly an ascended being.

    • Domm
      Domm 2 months ago

      Your friendly neighborhood Jewish man manipulating the market for the boys

  • theonemasterwarhero
    theonemasterwarhero 23 days ago

    Sseth has amazing humor and knows how to present his videos to the viewer...that takes exceptional talent! 🤣

  • Joe Somebody
    Joe Somebody 2 months ago +1

    I remember finding "Shadow Magic" (one of the expansions) a long time ago, it was great and addicting but I was quite terrible at it.

  • Deniz Cem Kaya
    Deniz Cem Kaya 2 months ago +2

    Oh man I remember as a child,sending just 1 golden chevron Orc Warlord with fully stacked buffs and completely destroying everything enemy has (unless they have incarnate or smt). Their hit effect produced extra blood effects on screen and it was such a satisfying sight. Great video on one of the most fun 4x franchises out there. Their AoW:Planetfall game is pretty good!

    • Deniz Cem Kaya
      Deniz Cem Kaya 2 months ago

      Oh and also there was this one time we played together with a friend. He was pumping armies non-stop but since he was noob compared to me,he just didn't know how to mount an offensive. Still I couldn't get near his empty city either because his Highmen armies were everywhere and powerful. Then I took a neutral Dwarf city somewhere far away,and produced a Firstborn stack, moved into mountains surrounding his city and took his city. We were just 10 years old and I felt like I was the smartest kid ever for actuall planning and working for that strategy.

  • El Tunis
    El Tunis 2 months ago

    damn that was spot on

  • 🔥Alice- Gо T0 my chаnnеl l-i-v-e -NOW-🔥

    When I was maybe around 10, I was primarily playing game demos from CDs that came with my dad's subscriptions for PC magazines, and Age of Wonders was one of my absolute favorites; I probably played at least 500 hours of that one demo scenario, the orcs being my favorite race due to the not at all broken orc warlord... I miss those times.

  • Auzril
    Auzril 2 months ago +9

    Woah woah woah, the T4 Dark Elf Incarnate is not broken; the fact that it can possess potentially endless hosts (even heroes) is balanced by the fact that it has physical immunity!

    • Auzril
      Auzril 2 months ago

      @MultiLimpet Well technically it's just a zombie inside, so it's weak yes... Also, in AoW2 the incarnate is completely broken with physical resistance

    • MultiLimpet
      MultiLimpet 2 months ago

      In age of wonders 2 I made a custom map where I had an ai zombie stack attack a independent ruin with zombies and an incarnate. Leading to an independent ruin labeled as weakly defended with an incarnate possessed zombie inside.

    • Pata Toth
      Pata Toth 2 months ago +3


  • Rat Las
    Rat Las Month ago

    each episode, sseth has become more esoterically schizophrenic and angrier with the government

  • Nguyễn Việt Hưng

    Man, since sseth included uh in the caption, i have suddenly become aware of how much he said uh

  • Merrio
    Merrio 2 months ago +6

    Nothing else soothes the soul and relaxes the mind after a numbing week of work and obligations than hearing Sseth's voice for more than 20 minutes and pass out.

  • olaf gurke
    olaf gurke 2 months ago

    I've played a lot of AoW 3, so I feel right at home with this review. I love the game, and your humour. That sponsorship ad was so funny/good that I didn't skip it. All the best to you.

  • Jon Oliva
    Jon Oliva 2 months ago

    Finally he reviewed a game I have played! Additional story, I got the two box set of AoE 1 and 2 back when games still came in physical forms but the CDs were mislabeled so I played a lot of Age of Wonders 1 thinking it was 2 until I finally decided to play the "first" game only to discover the error.

  • marteronde
    marteronde Month ago

    Think we can convince the man to review dungeon keeper?